Thoughts

It’s Happening Again

So words from the mind is not flowing, writers block. Oh no, but nope it’s more like I don’t feel like writing. Then again I squeezed these words out. ūüôā Yea.

Have a great weekend
Richardo

blogging · Just Write · Lifestyle

Writing Sabbatical

Barnes & Noble at The Shops at Tanforan mall i...
Barnes & Noble at The Shops at Tanforan mall in San Bruno, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So here I am fresh of my writing sabbatical, I am looking around and my blog looks empty. ¬†No shocker there, but then I saw a reflection in my computer screen and it was me, and I was pissed. ¬†How the heck haven’t I written anything on my blog in almost a good week and a half? ¬†That madness. ¬†Then I took a look on my bed and seen couple of dents based on all the freedom I had jumping in it and sleeping and etc. then I changed my expression into a smile.

Sometimes you just need a time off from writing.  I was working on too many fronts managing an epic amount of work load, music album, independently publishing a book, and trying to writing scripts for my youtube channel and working on a short film.  I felt like I was exceeding words, so I shutdown.  I had been blogging for over 4 years consistently and since last year, I had enrolled in blogging everyday.  Yup I said it, 365, ouch.

Shutting down is sometimes good, and it refuel you.  You get to let out fresh thoughts and new perspectives and other elements of life that happen during your absent.  I am more than ready to fill in the blank, but guess what I am back.  I am ready to entertain and kick some blogging butt.

Have you ever taken a writing sabbatical?  Have you ever had writers block?

Thanks for reading
Richardo

PS: I have also been reading.  I think I am addicted right now.  I think amazon is going to send me a nice bill with the books I am about to buy and have bought.  Also poor ol Barnes and Noble shall be seeing my face very often.

blogging · How To · Inspiration

The Cure of Writer’s Block (Tips, Ideas, Inspiration)

Post-it notes
Image via Wikipedia

When writer’s block strikes it is torture to someone’s goal or motivation. Well here is my cure (guide) to writer’s block.

Here are 5 cures to get back out of your writer’s block stage whether it’s blogging, script writing, video ideas, short stories, poetry, or just personal journal.

1. Create 3 mini series of simplicity (short form) as warm up.

– photos (find a title or cool name to call your series within the field you are trying to write and google search images or photos that’s related to the theme of the series and post it with your thought on the picture or a brief info on the picture) Also you can take things in your own hands and grab your digital camera, camcorder, iPhone, blackberry or so, and create a series of random photos around the house, outside, people, or so and post it with nice keywords/tags of things people maybe searching for.

– text (find a title or cool name to call your series within the field you are trying to write and do something within a 2-4 sentences on the idea or a thought. Or write about someone who is great in that field) and end the each post with a question or an idea you discovered within your research and working on the mini series.

Рvideo (find a title or cool name to call your series within the field you are trying to write and do something 30 sec Р 1 min) and have the series go to a certain number you like, for example your favorite number or numbers like 6, 8, 12, or 16.

2. Create a creativity/idea drop box/fish bowl

3. Read others blogs, or videos and take notes on the things you like (reminder, don’t get mad at their content and how great it is to yours, everyone goes through a dry spell, even drop a comment, message or email to the person to see if they can give you some tips.)

4. Create a rant or vent on pieces of paper what you are missing or your problems. Sometimes helpful to read out and see on paper what your actual problem so you can take it in and think about it and create a solution.

5. Take a break, get some sleep. Go to you favorite places, eat some of your favorite food, listen to your favorite music, or look up things that you enjoy or like that inspire you. Talk to a good friend and hold a good conversation with someone interesting. I guarantee that will inspire you on some ideas and get you in a good mood.

Try these ideas and see how well they work for you.

Do you have any tips to add to this post? Leave it in the comments or send me an email.

Do you have any cures for writer’s block and do you think these were a good list of cures?

Thanks for reading
Richardo